Aball1 literacy exercise


Aball1 gives those who enjoy learning in groups, and those who need a more physical approach to learning, an opportunity to participate positively in their own education with others, as well as give them a better learning experience. Below you can see some examples on how to use Aball1 in literiacy learning.


Word Bingo

Split into two teams.
One team gets blue balls and the other gets the red balls.
Each team sets up 4 x 4 marker cones on one side of the room, and stands behind a line some distance from the cones.

The teacher stands with his back to the marker cones and shouts out letters. The team with the ball with this letter must now run with the ball and put it on one of the marker cones. Two and two are working together to run out with the ball, while holding hands.

The first team to have made a word, either vertically or horizontally, shout ‘BINGO!’.

Bingo is played until one team has covered all its marker cones with balls. Can someone, for example, create four words?

Longest word

Split into two teams.
Each team will pick up as many balls as possible.

Variety is important! How to retrieve the balls? Do you have to touch each other on the shoulders or on your heels? How many balls can be retrieved at a time?
Only red balls? Only the vowels? etc.

‘Longest word’ can be played in different ways. It can be the longest verb or the longest noun. Perhaps the longest name, or the most creative word? Or the longest word related to the specific subjects you have worked with
at school?

Read the words aloud, so that both teams hear each
other’s answers.


Split into two teams.
Spread the balls and marker cones evenly between
the teams. Write as many words as possible, both horizontally and vertically. Build out with as many
marker cones as you need.

The Joker ball can be used as any letter.

A winner can be found in several ways:
– Most words in five minutes.
– Adding up the numbers on the balls, Scrabble style.
– Counting the number of balls used.

Before – and after

All the balls are rolled out on the floor.
The room is divided by a midline. Designate which side
is “before” and which is “after”.

The participants take one ball each and move around
the room. The teacher calls out a random letter.

Everyone who has a ball with a letter appearing earlier
in the alphabet than the one the teacher calls out, runs
to the “before” side and those with letters later in the
alphabet run to the “after” side.